Date: November 04, 2022 01:47 am Title: if i'm going to break down... i'll do it for all of us
How can you make such an awful situation so romantic?! Gah! I bow to you!
I'm happy Jim is admitting his feelings to himself but just say it boy!! She feels the same! So Jim and Pam to not see what's under their nose, I love that you've got that in there, in a situation that is nothing like the office.
I wish I had more Jellies to give.
Author's Response: I’m so glad you’re enjoying it, beautiful! :) I do it for you guys. No need to bow to me at all, but I appreciate the sentiment.
Date: November 03, 2022 08:38 pm Title: if i'm going to break down... i'll do it for all of us
The calm before the storm. Nice to see that in his own mind at least, Jim has come to terms with his feelings for Pam. I loved their little hideout too. Felt as cozy as was possible for their situation. That Pam wanted to stay next to him shows that she's just as committed to him and I love that.
Jim being able to see right through all of Karen's ploys was also really great. It may be been part of his past, but he has a future standing next to him and he's going to do everything he can to ensure it comes to pass.
Hope he gets his rocket launcher.
Author's Response: It’s good to have a break from all the craziness every now and again for sure.
Date: November 03, 2022 08:14 pm Title: you found a way to make believe that I... I don't have to walk this road alone
So another quick pause to re-arm and re-supply. Kinda feels like they'll be needing all those extra supplies in the very near future. Still, nothing jumped out at them intent on death this time around so that was good.
Loved the inclusion of the mental snapshots. Jim giving Pam high praise for hers while calling his own portrait just some weirdo was delightful banter between them. Really glad they can still have some of those quality JAM back and forth moments.
I really liked the time stood still moment you captured on the shooting range. As you wrote the lines separating them are becoming more and more blurry. I don't think they mind all that much either.
Also my apologies it's taken so long to review this chapter. Life has been busy of late. Onwards.
Author's Response: Thank you! I’m trying to include hints of the show and their Office relationship into this story without making it to on the nose or cheesy and I probably fail a lot of the time… but I am glad you’ve enjoyed it!
Date: November 03, 2022 05:44 pm Title: if i'm going to break down... i'll do it for all of us
"I think I might’ve taken off an ear.” Okay, here's a pitch for a follow-up: Jim teaching Pam to PLAY Resident Evil 2.
NGL, were I Pam, I would be more nervous about hitting random switches in this crazy place.
Pam wanting to be called sweetheart was lovely.
Ooooh, I will have to try and include that if and when they get out of here…
I would be, too, to be honest. Though if I were Pam I probably would’ve died by now.
Who wouldn’t want to be called sweetheart by Jim?
Date: November 03, 2022 09:01 am Title: take my own life just to save yours
Oh, this is splendid! Empress Maria Alexandrovna was a beautiful woman and I’ve seen this painting myself at the Hermitage! Did you know she was a German princess of Hesse? Just like our Tsar-Martyr Nikolai and his darling wife Alexandra.
I love that you’ve included that piece of Russian history! Bless you, bless you! This deserves all the jellybeans I can give just for this part alone.
The chapter as a whole was wonderful too!
Thank you for this, my friend!
Author's Response: YES! She, behind that of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, is my favorite Russian empress. She was beautiful, shy, kind, and a gracious empress. I’m not a fan of how her husband treated her towards the end of her life as I feel she deserved much better.
Date: November 02, 2022 06:40 pm Title: if i'm going to break down... i'll do it for all of us
This story is sooooo good! I love the juxtaposition of this sweet, beautiful, tender love developing between Jim and Pam and the harsh, ugly, cold environment they are currently in. They talk about how JK and JF had chemistry?? You are writing that with words!!!! The sexual tension between Jim and Pam in this story is fabulous. When are they going to kiss??? The waiting is killing me! Well, there was that little kiss from Jim on Pam’s finger…
I hope you are building this up for a great payoff… because I can only imagine that it’s going to be AMAZING! Thanks for sharing you writing talents with us!
I won’t give any spoilers! You’ll just have to read and see! :)
I’m really glad you’re liking it even if it’s not what you usually go for. Thank you for giving it a chance.
I’m trying to put ALL OF THE TENSION from their Office relationship into this story as well. It wouldn’t be a Jim/Pam story if it didn’t have that crucial element to it.
Thank you for your review!
Date: November 01, 2022 02:53 pm Title: if i'm going to break down... i'll do it for all of us
Ughh how do you write such amazingly awful things for these two and make me love it so much??
THE SEXUAL TENSION IN THIS OH MY GOD. Literally can't cope here.
I love Jim as this action hero so much, him seeing red and beating the crap out of those things, gahh!!
And Karen. Yeugh. I love that you hate her as much as me. Can't wait to see her destroyed haha
Only negative comment. You're not writing this fast enough. I WANT MORE NOW
Here comes to bullying… AND I JUST UPDATED
I love you though so it’s okay. If it wasn’t for you and the others in the group I wouldn’t be able to do it. You guys keep me going.
Thank you for your review my dear!
Date: November 01, 2022 11:22 am Title: if you want a martyr i'll be one
I am not fully caught up with this story yet as there is quite a lot to unpack! I mean that in the utmost complimentary way possible of course! I, myself, am not very familiar with this series it is based on but a quick google search has told me they are remaking the game! Are you excited for that?
Also, I very much love your username! Do you know much about the Romanovs? I am from St. Petersburg myself. It’s nice to see someone with a name so familiar that reminds me of my country. Our names kind of match! That is so funny!
Thank you for this story!
OMFG!!!!! I have a Russian pen pal in St. Petersburg actually!!!!!! THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!!
I’ve always LOVED Russia and Russian culture. I’m actually trying to learn the language now! I find it so lovely to hear! UGH YOU COULD TEACH ME SO MUCH.
Also yes I am excited for the remake.
TELL ME MORE ABKUT YOU AND RUSSIA!Also thank you so much for the review and the jelly!
Date: October 16, 2022 06:05 pm Title: you found a way to make believe that I... I don't have to walk this road alone
"first spots of twinkling light peppered the sky where the color had already started to turn a shade of periwinkle" I see what you did there.
Fun way to work in the mental camera... and their banter about it is adorable.
Come on, Jim. Take the rocket launcher. I have a feeling that it's going to come in handy.
"Always best to keep your friends close… and shady pop-up shop salesmen with unknown agendas closer." Lol.
"Especially a horse such as this one… He seemed he would be more at home with the other three of the apocalypse than he would at a peaceful farm." I like this line a lot.
Author's Response: I’m glad you enjoyed it so much! To be fair… that rocket launcher saved me A LOT in that game so it’s fair for the Merchant to be peddling it so hard.
Date: October 14, 2022 11:19 am Title: you found a way to make believe that I... I don't have to walk this road alone
I absolutely love this story! It's the perfect mix of thrill and romance. You have Jim and Pam down to a tee, their obvious connection just buzzing between them but neither saying a word. I love that Jim was instinctively protective of her from the get go and his use of "sweetheart" oh my gosh *swoons*.
I absolutely love the effort you put in to every bit of description, it really helps us build that picture and feel exactly what you want us to.
Here, have some beans!
Author's Response: Like I told MrsK, I do it for you guys! Totally didn’t realize this was your name on here and I was like NEW PERSON!
Date: October 13, 2022 08:43 pm Title: you found a way to make believe that I... I don't have to walk this road alone
So happy to see this story back— it’s such a great read! As I’ve said before, this is nowhere near a genre I’d normally consider something I’d like but you write Jim and Pam so appealing that I can’t help but love it. The chemistry is palpable between them despite how they aren’t engaging in any physical declarations of love or attraction— but you can feel the tension, attraction, love, and devotion between the two. I was brought back to my two visits to Paris and Versailles too with this chapter which I loved! And what a sweet use of the canon mental picture taking! It was so lovely to have a concentrated sweet Jam chapter where they were generally in good spirits and not running for their lives! Can’t wait to read when you write them giving into their passion! Loved this!
Author's Response: Oh my goodness thank you so much for the review! Im glad you are still liking it and giving it a chance. It’s reviews like these that give me motivation to keep going!
Date: October 12, 2022 11:46 pm Title: you found a way to make believe that I... I don't have to walk this road alone
Another great chapter 👏👏👏
The dust motes at the beginning were so evocative, I could literally imagine being there. Not that is want to.
The whole bit with the mental photo was such a cute callback. Loved what you did with it.
“Ah, yes, stranger. That’s quite a weapon.” Twss
How you made their shooting practice SO full of sexual tension I don’t know, but bravo
Can I start nagging for the next chapter yet?
No beans left, but have some extra film for your mental camera
Author's Response: You CANNOT start nagging yet.
Date: September 21, 2022 09:30 am Title: what if my stars fell from the sky? and what if they landed in your eyes?
Some really fun dialogue in this one. I loved Pam passing on the opportunity to be Indiana Jones and the “You’re insatiable curiosity for big mouthed and inbred families lead us right to the treasure” “You’re welcome” exchange. (I also always appreciate a good Habsburg burn.)
Also, DID THEY FIND A FREAKING DUNDIE?
Author's Response: I also have an insatiable curiosity for big mouthed and inbred families. I love genealogy especially when it comes to royal families. The Romanovs clearly being my favorite if that’s not obvious, but the Habsburgs are just as interesting, too.
Date: September 15, 2022 06:34 am Title: what if my stars fell from the sky? and what if they landed in your eyes?
A very nice refresher kind of chapter here. Felt like it was needed too. After all the chaos they've had to endure of late a break where there's no blood thirsty monsters or insane madmen coming after them feels just about right.
Though in other, better, ways the tension is just ramping right up. How they're clearly falling in love with the other one. How they don't want to be separated, along with some delightful flirting and teasing. Lots of great fun to be sure. Can't help but think that a deeper kiss will be coming soon. Great job.
Author's Response: I feel everyone needs a break from the blood and action and killer cult zombies. Especially Jim and Pam.
Date: September 08, 2022 12:59 pm Title: what if my stars fell from the sky? and what if they landed in your eyes?
Hilarious start to the chapter, poor Jim. Glad they got their snuggles in the end though. I just want to grab Jim by the collar (I always imagine him in a Jack Ryan polo shirt for some reason heh) and shake him. JUST KISS HER DAMMIT!
THE KISS ON HIS NOSE! You really had me going there
Oh Jim, you big old peeping Tom. Don’t look up the skirt haha!
“I would love nothing more than to steal jewels with you, Mr. Halpert.” Amazing line, made me giggle.
Omg they didn’t take the Dundie! Don’t they know it’s priceless!
Pam back on his shoulder
Author's Response: We will just beat him into submission.
Date: August 20, 2022 06:15 am Title: hey, now, they're closing in on me; watch them sharpen up their teeth
First off, my apologies that it's taken me so long to get to this review. It's a long chapter and I wanted to read it all in one go, but life is busy.
Starting out, Jim is really in a fine fettle. With everything that's gone on thus far, everything they've seen, yeah it makes sense his mind would go on overdrive about his failure to protect Pam, what they might be doing to her, and how to find her again. I doubt any of the minions he came across really had any chance when he was in that state of mind.
Then it seems like he finally gets through to Oscar that he's 100% done with playing any games. Just lead on and get the job done. Then out of nowhere Karen shows up. However, Jim's not falling for her in the slightest. He knows nothing good will come of her and what's more he lets her know. Really liked the scene where he got under her skin. I doubt this will be the last we see of her though. Feels like she's got a part to play behind all this.
A little Pam POV there too. Clearly, she's falling for Jim just as hard as he's falling for her. Dreaming about being with him again and all that.
Then comes the moment of thrilling heroics. I was almost afraid Jim would just rush in blindly but no he wisely held off and was able to take care of the situation well. Shooting off the manacles THEN leaping into the fray. And finally they're reunited. And their fist real kiss too! Very nice.
Shame about Oscar though. One less ally hurts of course. However, they still also have the Merchant as an ally, hopefully.
At least for now, they have a safe, warm, and secure place to get some rest. Always love the image of Jim and Pam dropping off to sleep in each other's arms. Very nice.
Author's Response: No worries! Glad you were able to read it and enjoyed it.
Date: August 13, 2022 02:34 pm Title: hey, now, they're closing in on me; watch them sharpen up their teeth
You know you've got it bad when you're happy to be coughing up blood because it means you get to spend more time together.
"Go to bed now, my little heir, or the skeletons from the unused dungeons will creep out and steal you away." Lol.
Gonna be real interested to hear what Karen's angle is.
Now THAT'S a sinister agenda. Cool motive. (Still murder.)
Oooof. RIP Oscar. You'll be missed. Not necessarily by Jim, but you'll be missed.
Author's Response: Jim is a true romantic, that one.
Date: August 11, 2022 01:29 pm Title: hey, now, they're closing in on me; watch them sharpen up their teeth
SOGGY PAM! WET JIM! LOVED IT!
I adored this chapter. Jim's concern for Pam, how he's just completely wrapped up in here in this awful place.
LOVED the Karen bashing. I fully laughed out loud at toxic waste between her legs. THE FILTHY URCHIN!
Can't wait to see what is next! Amazing work!
Author's Response: I do it all for you! Lol!
Date: August 01, 2022 12:34 pm Title: take my own life just to save yours
The singing scene was ADORABLE. I'm curious to see if we're going to explore more of Jim's trauma in this fic...
“I sleep texted Dwight some pretty wild and just... bat-shit crazy things and he has used that for blackmail ever since. Something about how we needed to get married to undermine the rampant giraffe nationalists who were trying to take over the country.” Not going to lie, I lol'd.
"'Have you tried turning it off and back on?' Jim had heard the Dwight that lived in his head as he said it with his usual condescension." I can very clearly hear Rainn saying this.
“I think you could make a Polaroid picture of a mud puddle sound exquisite with how you describe art and paintings." This is SUCH a Jim line.
This was a clever way to work "swaying isn't dancing" in.
Oooof. VERY ominous ending.
Author's Response: You get some trauma! And you get some trauma! AND YOU! YOU GET SOME TRAUMA!
Date: July 30, 2022 12:42 pm Title: here in this world i'm awaked with mistakes, but it's love that keeps fueling me
Lol. Jim is so delightfully awkward in this chapter.
The castle is VERY well described.
Author's Response: Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply!
Date: July 02, 2022 04:59 am Title: take my own life just to save yours
Some very tender moments here for Jim and Pam. Waking up together, swaying not dancing, actually dancing, standing out on a terrace. All lovely. I would say Jim's feelings for her are no longer budding, but are in full force at this point. Just remains to be seen how much longer he's going to kid himself about trying to stay professional.
And now she's re-kidnapped. Feels like there's a bit of a monster that's going to be coming out of Jim and I don't mean the parasite in him. Very much feels like he's about to do anything and everything to get her back safe.
A long chapter for sure, but a good one.
Author's Response: I’m glad you enjoyed it! We are definitely going to see a darker and more ruthless Jim in the coming chapter. That’s what they get for taking Pam… again.
Date: July 01, 2022 06:53 am Title: take my own life just to save yours
Wow, this chapter was just amazing. The description here is insane. You’ve done an incredible job here!
The waking up part at the beginning is so sweet, and I loved ‘Pam’s Pink’
The whole scene with the dancing was so beautiful, almost made me forgot the terrible situation they are in! And Jim’s favourite colour being green, and then Pam wearing the green dress 😍😍
But omg where is Pam?? Don’t leave us hanging too long with where she is!!!
Amazing work on this one!
Author's Response: I had to put some more fluff in there to get them hooked to each other, but this is still a horror story so there’s more bad things coming for our two soulmates.
Date: June 16, 2022 07:52 pm Title: here in this world i'm awaked with mistakes, but it's love that keeps fueling me
Nice that they get what feels like a little breather here. Who knows when they'll get their next reprieve so yeah, enjoy it when you can. The castle seems quite spooky. As if it was abandoned in place.
Really like that Jim and Pam are bonding more. Opening up to each other about past issues and the like. And that Jim is absolutely infatuated with her. Nice job.
Author's Response: The castle was by far my favorite part of the game. I’m glad you’re still enjoying it. I hope you continue to read as the story progresses.
Date: June 16, 2022 04:29 pm Title: if you want a martyr i'll be one
Again, totally different universe that I wouldn’t normally read, but you’re writing JAM so well that I don’t mind it! They are sweet, funny, and falling for each other. Love your use of canon characters, Jim’s relationship with Dwight, and am excited to see what happens— IF they get out of this! Great job!
So glad you’re liking it even if it’s not something you usually go for! I’m having fun writing them in this scenario.
Date: June 15, 2022 10:39 pm Title: here in this world i'm awaked with mistakes, but it's love that keeps fueling me
Really liking the humour in this chapter! Jim’s internal monologue is hilarious!! Pam’s turned him into a bumbling fool and it’s so cute, he’s just hooked on her!
‘The fact of the matter was that she didn't have to try. She was just that striking on her own.’
Author's Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Jim really doesn’t know what to do with himself around her. It’s very refreshing for him to have someone who genuinely seems to be interested in him.